Steps in Reservation :
- Research about your surgery in website
Most patients can acquire enough information about their planned
surgery in my website.
Procedures and Photo
- E-mail Consultation
Most foreign patients consult with me via E-mails
When you have a consultation with me please let me know your personal
information and send me your photos if you can.
Required information : Age, Sex, Height, Weight, Medical and Surgical
History, Allergy, Nationality, Race, Job, Exercise, Calf circumference
(for calf reduction)
- Virtual Surgery
If you send me your pictures and want virtual surgery (simulation),
I'll do virtual surgery for you.
But please remember that this is not the same as the real result
but virtual result.
- Deciding Surgery
After several consultation, you can acquire enough information
about surgery and can know the expected cost of surgery.
Then, you can decide whether you would proceed for surgery in
- Scheduling for Surgery
Because I know it is not easy for foreign patients to come to
Korea for surgery, I'm arranging their consultation and operation
schedule according to their trip schedule.
Most foreign patients make their reservation at least
1 month prior to their planned visit.
If you undergo minor surgery like double fold surgery or rhinoplasty
under local anesthesia, you can get consultation and operation
together right after your arrival.
But if you undergo major surgery like calf reduction surgery or
zygoma reduction under general anesthesia, you should undergo
surgery one or two days after your arrival because I need a time
for preoperative test.
If you get preoperative test in your country, you can undergo
any surgery right after your arrival.
- Reservation for Hotel
I mostly recommend the foreign patients staying in Human Starville
Yeoksam or YongDong Hotel because they are close, cheap and convenient.
You can make a reservation for the hotels by calling or internet.
- Research about Transportation and Location of The Clinic
You can see more information about transportation in Seoul and
location of my clinic in my website.
Transportation and Location
If you want to ride a taxi, please print out the Korean
and English map of my clinic.
- Final Questions
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at any time you
I'm always ready to help you for not only surgery but also minor
stuffs for the trip; planning your trip, making a reservation
for lodging, currency exchange, transportation in Korea and even
simple tour after surgery.
I wish you could enjoy this cosmetic surgery
trip to Korea and make your dream come true.
- Monday to Friday
10:00 AM ~ 7:00 PM
10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM
- Sunday and National Holidays
- If your surgery is planned under local anesthesia or IV sedation,
you can be discharged immediately after surgery.
If your surgery is planned under general anesthesia, you can be
discharged 4 to 6 hours after surgery.
In some cases, you can be hospitalized for 1 day.
- DISCONTINUE alcohol, recreational drugs, and smoking several
weeks prior to surgery. If your lungs are congested or have wheezing,
the surgery cannot be done as the risk of pneumonia and poor healing
is too great!
- DO NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen, large doses of Vitamin E, or
algae-containing food supplements for at least 2 weeks prior to
surgery. They may act as a blood thinner and promote excessive
bruising. You may use Tylenol or similar medications.
- DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight on the day before
surgery, if your surgery is planned under general anesthesia..
- DO NOT bring rings, watches, other jewelry or large sums of
money to the surgery center or hospital; leave these items safely
- Laboratory tests or "blood work" may be required
several days prior to surgery if your surgery is planned under
general anesthesia or you have some diagnosed illness..
- Prior to surgery, should you develop any fever, chills or other
signs of a cold or other infection, call the office immediately.
- Wear loose fitting clothing to the surgery center. The shirt
should button or zip down the front.
Bring shoes with 1-2"heels with flat bottom if you plan calf
- If you live in USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, prepare Arnica
product to minimize postoperative swelling and bruise.
(Sinnech from alpha pharmaceuticals in America, Arnica from Nelsons
in England )
- Discharge: You will be discharged approximately 1 hour after
surgery if your surgery was done under local anesthesia.
You will be discharged about 6 hours after surgery or the day
after surgery if your surgery was done under general anesthesia.
- Prescription: Begin taking the medicine as soon as you return
home or as your surgeon instructs. The medicine will last about
3-7 days and will generally not be refilled.
- Bandages: You will have compression bandages or stockings on
after the surgery. Do not remove them. They will be changed during
your first office visit.
- Office Visits: Your first post-operative office visit will
be 2-3 days after your surgery. Your next visits are usually scheduled
every 3-4 days for 2 weeks, weekly intervals for 2-3 weeks, then
monthly for 2 months.
- Showering: You may shower 3-4 days after the surgery. DO NOT
get the bandages wet.
- Activity Level: You can resume your daily activity within a
week after face surgery.
Calf Reduction : Bed rest for 24 hours with the legs elevated.
After that you may move about but no strenuous activity. You will
be more comfortable in shoes with 1-2" heels. Do the stretching
exercise in every 30 minutes.
- Sun Exposure: DO NOT expose the wound to the sun (or tanning
bed) for at least 2-3 weeks after the surgery as severe burns
can occur from minimal exposure. Scars must be covered when exposed
to sun or tanning bed (so as not to hyper-pigment) until all redness
is gone, about 3-6 months. You may use tanning creams.
Comparison checklist :
||Hyun Cheol Park MD, Yoon Jae Kang MD
||Korean Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
|Additional Fellowship Training
||Yes - Cosmetic Plastic Surgery at Catholic Univ.
||Yes - 6 Board Certified Nursing Staffs
|Hospital-grade operating room
|Yes - 4 Operating Rooms
|Who administers the anesthesia?
||Board-Certified MD Anesthesiologist
|Operating room monitoring:
|Hospital-grade recovery room?
|Yes - 3 Recovery Rooms
|Overnight hospital room available?
||Yes, standard or larger procedures